Ambassador Manley on move, after almost six years in Spain

SIMON Manley, Britain’s Ambassador to Spain for nearly six years, is moving on, with, he says: “A wealth of wonderful memories of this fantastic country.”

He adds: “I understand why so many UK Nationals choose to live and visit here. One of the tremendous privileges of this job has been to meet many of you, the British Nationals, involved in your communities in so many different ways.

“Those of you volunteering with organisations like Cruz Roja, Age Concern and so many more; helping fight forest fires in Javea, or looking after British cemeteries; those raising funds to help those in need; young people, volunteering with organisations like Street Angels in Mallorca, helping to look after British visitors to the island, or British councillors serving their local communities.

“The footprint of British education relies on UK Nationals living and working here, as teachers and assistants in the many British schools and language academies.”

Simon will be replaced by Hugh Elliott, who begins his post as British Ambassador to Spain on Monday, 19th August.

“UK Nationals are also working in businesses across Spain, from bars and restaurants on the Costas, to the Big Five accountancy firms.

“It has been an honour to represent Queen and country, and to serve you, the UK nationals living here.

“If I have one final message as we leave the EU, it is to make sure you, your friends and family are properly registered as residents. And check on your neighbours to make sure they are registered, too.

“I wish you all continued health and happiness in your lives here in Spain.”



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